Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging is constantly gaining more importance in rheuma-tology, particularly for what concerns the diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment response evaluation. Initially applied principally for the study of ankylosing spondylitis, in the last years, its use has been extended to several other rheumatic diseases. Particularly in the pediatric population, WB-MRI is rapidly becoming the gold-standard technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of both chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis and juvenile spondyloarthritis. In this review, we analyze the benefits and limits of this technique as well as possible future applications.

Whole-body MRI in rheumatology: Major advances and future perspectives

Deplano L.;Piga M.;Porcu M.;Mannelli L.;Cauli A.;Carriero A.;Saba L.
2021-01-01

Abstract

Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging is constantly gaining more importance in rheuma-tology, particularly for what concerns the diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment response evaluation. Initially applied principally for the study of ankylosing spondylitis, in the last years, its use has been extended to several other rheumatic diseases. Particularly in the pediatric population, WB-MRI is rapidly becoming the gold-standard technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of both chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis and juvenile spondyloarthritis. In this review, we analyze the benefits and limits of this technique as well as possible future applications.
2021
Bone; Joint; Muscles; Pediatrics; Rheumatology; Whole-body imaging; Arthritis
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